Much of our time recently has gone into SDKs, but with the transition to the new PowerUp system nearing completion for EOS we couldn’t delay this release any longer. Anchor Desktop is now on version 1.2.0 which brings many new features, changes, and bug fixes.
How to update…
To get the most recent version, either:
- Perform an in-app update using the Help → Check for Updates option (required v1.1 or higher).
- Download and install the latest version from our website.
- Download and install the latest version from Github.
Onto the major changes…
Fuel now runs in the background
You will no longer have to turn Fuel on or off in order to utilize the free quota of resources we provide each day. Simply perform transactions, and if Fuel is needed, it’ll all happen in the background for you!
Fuel is available today for EOS, Telos, WAX and the Jungle 3 testnet. This service is used to provide a limited amount of free network resources to any account that needs them.
Fee-based Transactions when out of Network Resources
Hopefully, you’ll never see a “Insufficient CPU” or “Not enough RAM” error message ever again.
With the introduction of fee-based transactions through Fuel and our SDKs, we now have the opportunity to directly integrate that experience into Anchor itself. Released now on desktop and coming soon to mobile, if your transaction fails because you don’t have enough CPU, NET, or RAM, it will no longer display an error but instead give you an alternative path forward: paying a transaction fee.
This optional path is now directly integrated within Anchor’s in-app interfaces for use, as shown below using the transfer interface as an example:
The prompt will not display if the account has sufficient resources of its own - so for those of you who are power users and manage your own resources you can continue to do so. There’s an option for automatic prompting of these transactions when required, which can be turned on or off through Anchor settings (gear icon in the top right).
The resources screen has been reworked to now display CPU and NET using their resource values instead of as “staked tokens”. With the PowerUp model coming online and the shift away from staking, we felt this was an important change to make.
The goal with this screen will eventually be to move it into a more “Advanced User” section since most average users won’t want to deal with managing resources.
Rent via PowerUp
The “Rent” button on the Resources screen now defaults to using the PowerUp system. The option to use REX still exists if you expand the CPU or NET sections.
The rental interface for both PowerUp and REX has also changed. Instead of entering the amount of tokens you’d like to pay, you will now specify the desired amount of resources in either ms (milliseconds of CPU) or kb (kilobytes of NET).
A cost estimate and account balance information can be found on this screen as well.
More information can be found on the Github release notes
If you’d like to see a full list of changes, visit the release on Github: